Diversity New Zealand Ltd and Philip Patston, Consultant

Leading new conversations about diversity, complexity and change — online and offline

Resignations & employment

There will always be circumstances in which employees will choose to resign and leave immediately. However, I think it’s an important indicator of the healthiness of employment relationships and organisational culture. Anyone in a leadership position who dismisses it as the fault of the employee does so at their own — and their organisation’s — peril.

7 February 2015

Soul work

When we stop wishing to harm each other through shame and blame. When we realise that, as someone said yesterday, diversity is life and life is diversity. When we realise there’s nothing to fear and everything to love.

That’s when change will happen. That’s everybody’s soul work.

8 May 2014

The Vote, the police and the complexity of trust

Once again I cringed my way through The Vote last night as the programme limped it’s way through the moot, “Are the police losing our trust?” As usual, the moot was confusingly negative in that it could easily be misunderstood — “Do we trust the police” would have ensured a more reliable outcome.

But what really bugged me was that the debate continually confused the police/justice system with the people who work within it. More disturbing though was that the notion of trust was never explored.

10 October 2013

Talking about diversity is important

Here’s some international evidence that shows why being open and talking about diversity is important. Watch video »

31 July 2013

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